Leadership Team

David Vroonland, Ed. D., Superintendent

Dr. David VroonlandDr. David Vroonland officially assumed his position as superintendent of Mesquite ISD on July 1, 2015. An educator for 31 years, Vroonland began his education career in 1986 as a teacher and coach in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. In 1991 he accepted a similar position at DuVal High School in Lanham, Md., followed by two and half years as a coach and teacher in Akishima, Japan. In 1995, Vroonland returned to Texas to teach and coach at McNeil Junior High School in Wichita Falls ISD.

His administrative experience began in 1999 in Wichita Falls when he became an assistant principal at Zundy Junior High; he later became principal at Barwise Junior High. Vroonland moved to Allen High School in Allen ISD as house principal in 2003. He opened Ereckson Middle School in Allen as principal in 2004 before assuming the role of assistant superintendent of administrative services in Allen ISD in 2006. Most recently, Vroonland served as superintendent of Frenship ISD, which is located on the southwestern side of Lubbock County. He has served in that role since July of 2009.

Vroonland and his wife, Joy, have two sons, Caleb and Matthew, and one granddaughter, Josalin.

Vroonland earned his bachelor’s degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, his master’s from Midwestern State University and his doctorate from the University of North Texas.

Beth Nicholas 
photo of Beth NicholasDeputy Superintendent 

Dr. Treva Franklin  
photo of Treva FranklinAssistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction 

 Areas of Oversight:
  • Leadership Development
  • Campus Administration
  • Assessment
  • Special Education
  • Summer Academic Programs
  • ESL/Bilingual Programs
  • RTI
  • Grants
  • Section 504
  • Staffing/Managing Growth
  • Class Size Waivers
  • Library Processing
  • PTA Liaison

Areas of Oversight:

  • Curriculum
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Acceleration Testing
  • Federal Title Programs
  • Secondary Registration
  • Academics/School Records
  • Advanced Academics
  • Student Success Initiative
  • AVID
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Dyslexia

Kathryn Bohling  photo of Kathryn Bohling
Assistant Superintendent for Business Services

Lanny Frasier photo of Lanny Frasier
Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services


Areas of Oversight:

  • Financial Planning
  • Business Department
  • Purchasing
  • Operations/Warehouse
  • Construction
  • Facilities
  • Risk Management
  • Custodial 

Areas of Oversight:

  • Personnel Services
  • Staff Development
  • Benefits
  • Employee Health Clinic
  • Salaries

Dr. Karyn Cummings photo of Karyn Cummings
Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services

Dr. Denise Kutch photo of Denise Kutch
Assistant Superintendent for Planning and Innovation

 Areas of Oversight:
  • Policy Development/Regulations
  • Legal Compliance
  • Grievances
  • School Resource Officers
  • Alternative Discipline Programs
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Handbook
  • Graduation
  • Crisis Preparedness
  • Drill Team/Cheerleaders
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Guidance Counseling
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Elections
  • Food Service
  • Attendance/Truancy
  • Textbooks/IMA
  • Safety and Security
  • Transportation
  • Health Services
  • Compensatory Services
  • Fire Safety Report
  • Enrollment
  • Transfers
  • Pregnancy Related Services

Areas of Oversight:

  • Communications
  • Community Education
  • Information Systems
  • Data Management
  • Technology Services
  • Instructional Technology